The present day town of Atripalda rose around the "Specus Martyrum", a Roman Christian cemetery of the town of Abellinum in the 9th century.
Abellinum was founded by Silla in 82 BC, on a hill called "Civita", on the left bank of the Sabato river.
The Archaeological site at Atripalda was first discovered in 1979, the works have brought to life finds of the Roman Empire: today we can see remains of the curtain Walls, the aqueduct and a huge Domus.
The Walls, the Forum and the Domus, that has a surface of 450 sq. m., were built in the 1st century.
The History of Atripalda dates back to the Bronze Age (13th-10th century BC). The first nucleus of the city is partly located on the remains of Abellinum, that became a Roman colony under Silla (82 BC).
The Crisis of the Third Century was a period in which the Roman Empire nearly collapsed under the combined pressures of invasions, plagues and economic depression. The war between Byzantines and Goths (535-555), the terrible earthquake of 346 AD and the Longobard domination in 571, pushed the inhabitants of the Roman colony of Abellinum to transfer to its present day position in Avellino.
So another nucleus of the city was founded on the left bank of the Sabato river, where, Truppualdo, Longobard count, built a fortress in the 11th century. The Castle was founded on the remains of a temple dedicated to the goddess Diana.
Today we can see only Remains of the Walls, made of tuff bricks and a tower.
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